Bachelor of Science

Biotechnology (Honours) | B.Sc.(Biotech)(Hons)

It is an undergraduate full time 3 year programme spreading over 6 semesters which aims to provide the student with specialised skill sets in different fields like Microbiology, Biochemistry, Cell biology, Immunology, Genetics, Molecular biology, Cell culture techniques (Animal and Plant tissue culture), Analytical techniques, Genetic engineering, Fermentation, Environmental biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics and Intellectual property.

The courses are designed in a way to enable the student to know about the latest technologies in order to be oriented towards biotechnological research and industry. The program has been designed to offer eligible candidates specialization in a wide range of practical skills, while at the same time building competence in many areas of biotechnology. Taking into cognizance the changing needs of the economy and to keep abreast with the latest developments in the field of biotechnology, it is imperative that the learner be updated with current trends. The syllabus of the Biotechnology Graduate Program has been framed against the background of these considerations and aspirations of the learner to ensure a better contribution by them to this growing star industry of the 21st century.

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Key Information

  • Duration
    3 Years
  • Programme Code
  • Course Type
    Bachelor Degree
  • Mode of study
    Full time
  • Campus
    Vidyavihar - Mumbai
  • Institute

Programme objectives

  • Define and describe the basic sciences (biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics) that form the backbone of biotechnology.

  • Identify the application of basic sciences to biotechnological applications.

  • Demonstrate basic laboratory skills necessary for biotechnological research.

  • Apply the knowledge gained and utilize scientific methods to approach and explore scientific problems.

  • Demonstrate critical reading, thinking and problem solving skills

  • Demonstrate quantitative reasoning skills in mathematics and biostatistics.

  • Exhibit effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Identify his/her area of interest in the field of biotechnology and apply the knowledge and skill-set gained towards career advancement.


A combination of innovative and active teaching-learning methods, hands-on experience and interaction with subject experts aims to provide the student with an ambience that will help them grow in areas of biotechnology that interest them, and allow them to actively contribute to this growing industry. The pedagogies used will encourage scientific reasoning, active learning, soft-skill development and team building qualities.


After successful completion of the course, student can opt for higher studies with further educational degrees like

  • M.Sc and Ph.D in biotechnology and allied sciences

They would be able to undertake a number of post graduate diplomas to enhance their skill sets to become ready to join the work force. Biotechnology has a large scope and has applications in the health, food, agriculture and environmental sectors. A number of allied careers in scientific documentation and analysis are possibilities that the graduate can opt for.

Biotechnology also encourages self-employment and entrepreneurship among students and inspires them to turn an emerging idea into viable start-ups.

Specializations Offered

  • Tissue culture
  • Enzymology
  • Research methodology
  • Clinical Data Management
  • Safety, GLP, GMP and QC
  • Plant & Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Marine Biotechnology
  • Food Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering


Semester I Semester II
Core Course Core Course
Biomolecules Basic Microbiology
Cell biology Genetics
Ability Enhancement Courses (AECC) Ability Enhancement Courses (AECC)
(English/ MIL Communication)/Environmental Science (English/ MIL Communication)/Environmental Science
Generic Elective (GE) (Select any 1) Generic Elective (GE) (Select any 1)
Introductory physics for life scientists Introductory physics for life scientists
Introductory mathematics for life scientists Introductory mathematics for life scientists
Introductory chemistry for life scientists Introductory chemistry for life scientists
Intermediate chemistry for life scientists Intermediate chemistry for life scientists
Intermediate mathematics for life scientists Intermediate mathematics for life scientists
Plant and Animal Physiology Plant and Animal Physiology
Python for Biologists Python for Biologists

Graduate Attributes

  • Academic excellence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity and originality
  • Engagement with the Society
  • Environmental Sensitivity
  • Leadership and team spirit
  • Professional Efficiency
  • Strong presentation & communication skills